Non-Chloride Based Accelerating and Water Reducing Admixture

ACCELGUARD® 80 is an accelerating, water-reducing admixture for concrete that does not contain calcium chloride or added chloride ions. It improves properties of plastic and hardened concrete, provides a significant improvement in early stiffening and setting characteristics, improved workability and decreases bleeding and segregation, keeping a mix cohesive. This admixture is compatible with air entraining admixtures, HRWR admixtures (super plasticizers), and conventional water reducing admixtures.

Features & Benefits

  • Reduces initial set 1 to 4 hours depending on concrete temperatures
  • Improves workability and provides denser concrete
  • Keeps cocnrerte cohesive, minimizing bleeding and segregation
  • Improves compressive strength development at early ages
  • Decreases overtime allowing earlier finishing
  • Increases protection for reinforcement in concrete


  • Cold weather concrete
  • Structural and plain concrete
  • Precast and post tensioned concrete
  • Concrete block and mortar

Specifications / Compliances

  • ANSI/NSF STD 61 registered
  • Fully complies with ASTM C 494, Type C and E admixture specifications
  • Fully complies with AASHTO M 194
  • ACI 201, Guide for Durable Concrete and ACI 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction prohibit the use of chlorides in many types of concrete. ACCELGUARD® 80 may be used in these types of concrete such as, floors over prestressed concrete or galvanized decking, floors containing two kinds of embedded metal, reinforced concrete in moist environments and/or exposed to chloride deicing salts


ACCELGUARD® 80 is packaged in bulk, 275 gal (1041 L) totes, 55 gal (208 L) drums and 5 gal (18.9 L) pails.